Ink Sac

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Ink Sac
Ink Sac.png
Type

Dyes

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Data value

dec: 351 hex: 15F bin: 101011111

Name

See Data values

Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png Ink sacs were added to Minecraft in early 2011, at the same time as squid and fifteen other colours of dye. One to three sacs are dropped by squid when they die, but you can also get them while fishing. In Bedrock Edition, you’ll find them in stronghold storerooms, or you can craft them from base elements.
Duncan Geere[1]

Ink sacs are the darkest primary color dye. [until 1.14]

Obtaining[edit]

Squids[edit]

See also: Squid farming

Squids drop 1–3 ink sacs upon death.

Fishing[edit]

Ink sacs can be obtained as a “junk” item from fishing.

Natural generation[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, ink sacs can be found in 40.0% of stronghold storeroom chests in stacks of 1–3.

Compound creation[edit]

Ink sacs can be created from its base elements, using the compound creator.‌[Bedrock and Education editions only]

Name Elements Example recipe
Ink Sac 1 Iron
1 Sulfur
4 Oxygen

Usage[edit]

Dye [until 1.14][edit]

Like all other dyes, ink sacs can be:

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Black Balloon Latex +
Ink Sac +
Helium +
Lead

[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Black Bed Any Bed +
Ink Sac


A bed of any color can be re-dyed using dyes.‌[Bedrock and Legacy Console editions only]
Black Bed White Bed +
Ink Sac


White beds can be re-dyed using dyes.‌[Java Edition only]
Black Carpet White Carpet +
Ink Sac
[upcoming 1.14]
Black Concrete Powder Ink Sac +
Sand +
Gravel
Black Dye Ink Sac

[upcoming 1.14]
Black Firework Star Gunpowder +
Ink Sac +
Head or
Gold Nugget or
Feather or
Fire Charge +
Glowstone Dust +
Diamond


Up to eight dyes can be added.
Up to one of any head, a gold nugget, a feather, or a fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.
Black Shulker Box Shulker Box or
Any Shulker Box +
Ink Sac


Black Stained Glass Glass +
Ink Sac
Black Stained Glass Pane Glass Pane +
Ink Sac
[upcoming 1.14]
Black Terracotta Terracotta +
Ink Sac
Black Wool White Wool +
Ink Sac


[Java and Legacy Console editions only]
Black Wool Any Wool +
Ink Sac


[Bedrock Edition only]
Book and Quill Book +
Ink Sac +
Feather


Dark Prismarine Prismarine Shard +
Ink Sac

Gray Dye Ink Sac +
Bone Meal
[until 1.14]
Light Gray Dye Ink Sac +
Bone Meal
[until 1.14]
Black Banner pattern Ink Sac +
Banner


Black Banner image Ink Sac +
Banner +
Vines or
Bricks or
Creeper Head or
Wither Skeleton Skull or
Oxeye Daisy or
Enchanted Golden Apple


Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

Item ID Name
Ink Sac ink_sac

Bedrock Edition:

Item ID Name Numeral ID
Ink Sac dye 351

In bedrock edition ink sacs have the ID name dye with data value 0.

DV Description
0 Ink Sac
1 Rose Red
2 Cactus Green
3 Cocoa Beans
4 Lapis Lazuli
5 Purple Dye
6 Cyan Dye
7 Light Gray Dye
8 Gray Dye
9 Pink Dye
10 Lime Dye
11 Dandelion Yellow
12 Light Blue Dye
13 Magenta Dye
14 Orange Dye
15 Bone Meal
16 Black Dye
17 Brown Dye
18 Blue Dye
19 White Dye

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Java Edition Beta
1.2 Added ink sacs.
Java Edition
1.3.1 12w17a Ink sacs are now used to craft book and quills.
1.4.2 12w34a Added the ability to dye leather armor and wolf collars.
1.4.6 12w49a Ink sacs can now be crafted with gunpowder to create a firework star.
1.6.1 13w19a Stained clay can now be crafted.
1.7.2 13w36a With the addition of new flowers, many secondary and tertiary dyes are now primary dyes.
13w41a Stained glass can now be crafted.
1.8 14w25a Ink sacs are now used to craft dark prismarine.
14w30a Added banners, which can be dyed with ink sacs.
1.11 16w39a Ink sacs can now be used to dye shulker boxes.
1.12 17w15a Ink sacs can now be used to dye beds.
1.13 17w47a The different data values for the dye ID have been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 351.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.14 18w43a Ink sacs can now be used to craft black dye.
Ink sacs can now no longer be used as a dye.
Pocket Edition Alpha
?Ink sacs have implemented, but are currently unobtainable.
0.8.0 build 3 Ink sacs are now available in creative.
?Ink sacs can now be used to craft cocoa beans.
0.9.0 ?Ink sacs will now generate in village and stronghold chests.
0.11.0 build 1 Ink sacs can now be obtained from squid.
Ink sacs can now be obtained as a junk item from fishing.
0.14.0 build 1 Ink Sac now can be used to dye water in cauldron.
0.16.0 ?Ink sacs are now no longer used to craft cocoa beans.
Ink sacs can now be used to craft dark prismarine.
Pocket Edition
1.0 alpha 0.17.0 Ink sacs can now be used to dye shulkers.
1.1 alpha 1.1.0.0 Ink sacs are now used to re-dye beds.
Ink sacs can now be used to dye shulker boxes.
Bedrock Edition
1.2 beta 1.2.0.2 Ink sacs can now be used to craft book and quills.
Added banners, which can be dyed with ink sacs.
Ink sacs can now be crafted with gunpowder to create firework stars.
Ink sacs can now be used to craft black concrete powder.
Stained glass can now be crafted.
1.4 beta 1.2.20.1 Ink sacs can now be crafted from iron, sulfur, and 4 oxygen in compound creators.
Ink sacs can now be used to craft balloons and glow sticks.
1.8 beta 1.8.0.10 Ink sacs can now be used to craft black dye.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Added Ink Sacs.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Ink Sac" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • In the statistics menu, the item name “Ink Sac” does not appear when the cursor is hovered over its image in the statistics page. This is due to it referring to all dyes combined.

References[edit]